Videos from a past US National Championship for you. I'll find and post more if you like.
300 yard water blind with a poison bird.
Handlers could move up to brush pile after dog got in the water. Not all whistles are heard on these videos but assume for certain that these dogs are not stopping unless they hear a whistle.
For this blind Judges expect dogs to jump over brush pile and then get on and off of the first two points of land but not touch the third point.
This dog runs a good blind except for on the second point handler needs to sit dog three times so it will enter water and be seen. This is a fairly typical water blind in the US.
different dog doing water blind
Different year and water blind
This is a good example of a kick ass water blind,
same water blind different dog. here the handler risks it by not sitting his dog on the point letting him get on and off himself. The risk is dog will be lost out of sight around the corner where a stop and cast would put the dog in the water and hopefully visible.
Dig around these sites for test descriptions of marked retrieves blinds, drawing, videos and pics.
Home page for 2005 National Championship
Home page for 2006 National Championship
Home page 2006 National Amateur Championship
Home page 2007 National Amateur Championship